Welcome to OWW Online
Welcome to OWW Online, the website for former pupils of Westminster School, which aims to provide everything OWW could need in order to remain involved with the School after they leave. Most OWW join the Elizabethan Club (the School’s alumni association) when they start at Westminster and should be receiving invitations to events and news from the School as well as the annual OW magazine and termly OW e-newsletter. If you are an OW and are not receiving these communications please do email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or register for this site here to update your details. As well as a full calendar of OW events (see the list on the right hand side of the screen) as an OW you can also be involved as a mentor or seek careers advice as part of the Careers and Mentoring Programme. You can also join an OW sports team and enjoy the benefits of access to the School’s new Sports Centre and facilities at Vincent Square. While you are on the website do have a look at our ‘Brief History of Westminster School’ and if that whets your appetite for more information on the history of the School, do have a look at the You Tube channel which features old films shot by pupils as well as the current School video prospectus. If you have any feedback on this site or OW activity in general please do not hesitate to contact the Development Office – we’d love to hear from you.
Treasurer needed for the Elizabethan Club Committee
The Elizabethan Club Committee is in need of a Treasurer (voluntary position). This role typically requires around one hour per month to make ad-hoc invoice payments (via online banking) and around 5 hours each year to reconcile event payments and draft the accounts (click here to view previous years’ examples). As a member of the Elizabethan Club Committee the Treasurer would also be invited to attend three committee meetings per year at the School.
This role offers an opportunity to shape the future of OW activities and ensure that the Club offers the best possible association for Old Westminsters. It would suit an OW accountant or anyone with experience of this type of role within a similar organisation. Please email email@example.com for further information or to apply.
A Note from the Director of Development
With the New Year well and truly underway, we at OWWHQ are busy making plans for the months to come. The months ahead will bring a mix of exciting new events and existing favourites that you will be hearing more of soon, there is one piece of news that I wanted to mention personally. It is with a mixture of excitement and not a little sadness that I will soon be leaving Westminster to take up a new challenge. My 7 ½ years with the School have been notable for their variety, which is a blessing not often found in my line of work. From bursaries to buildings to portable planetariums, we have covered the spectrum and I have taken great pleasure in being able to play a small part in the continuing Westminster story. In fact, as no other school would be able to match it, I have had to make a dramatic shift so as not to have any other role diminished in comparison, and at the end of February I will be taking up a new position as Managing Director of Al Madad, a private foundation that supports women and children in refugee situations. During my time here I have had the privilege of working with some absolutely amazing alumni, donors and volunteers, and could not possibly have accomplished what I have without your invaluable help and support. Development at Westminster has become the envy of schools far and wide and you truly have yourselves to thank for this achievement. If I encounter in my next role a group half as special I will count myself lucky indeed.
Hong Kong Drinks, January 2017
Pupils, parents and OWW joined the Head Master for drinks at Zuma in the Landmark on Tuesday, 3rd January 6-7.30 pm. It was wonderful to see such a large crowd and we hope that the Westminster Community in Hong Kong will continue to thrive as 2017 unfolds.
If you are based in Hong Kong and did not receive an invitation to this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update your contact details.
Pictured right: The Head Master with pupils and OWW at the Hong Kong drinks on 3rd January